SRINAGAR – A youth was shot dead at Nawakadal area of Srinagar in an act of ‘gang rivalry’, police said on Tuesday.
The youth Mehran Ali Sheikh son of Shabir Ahmad was fired upon outside his home at Bulbul Lanker Nawakadal, officials said.
In this incident, Mehran sustained grievous bullet injuries and was shifted to SMHS hospital for the treatment. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
“Primary investigation into killing of a youth in a firing incident at Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar has revealed that the incident is an act of Gang rivalry,” a police spokesman said in a statement to GNS this evening. “The Preliminary investigations conducted into the matter revealed that the killed youth was a part of 16 Gujjar Gang and was killed following a rivalry between two local gangs in the area,” he said, adding, “There was rivalry between two local gangs –Downtown Itehad and Gujjar Gang in the area and Mehran was part of Gujjar Gang. Further investigation into the matter is in progress.”
Earlier police said militants fired had fired upon the civilian outside his home.